Floyd Patterson, asked whether he will try for a first-round knockout if he sees a chance for one: "Johansson saw a chance for one in that fight with Machen in Sweden and he took it. He will probably be looking for his chance with me. You have to keep looking. If you don't keep looking, it can be too late."
Fresco Thompson, vice-president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on how he sees the race developing: "There is not a really solid team around. This year will be one of the easiest pennants for any National League club."
Douglas Moore, American composer, urging symphonic audiences to model their conduct on that of baseball crowds: "Too much of our concert-going is a matter of cultural uplift. I wish we could get a little of the honesty that we get in our baseball stadiums. If audiences would boo, it would generate partisanship, and partisanship means life. Our enemy is apathy."